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I80, mining and a very fast Lotus

I80, mining and a very fast Lotus

Another Nevada mine and good ole I80. I met a Nevada Highway Patrol pilot who told the story of clocking a Lotus doing a 168 miles an hour, which was faster than the state's C172RG he was flying. The only way he could keep up with the car was by flying straight while the car had to follow the many curves in the road. The driver had been stopped twice before during the day and was told he'd go to jail if they caught him a third time. But he was going so fast, he was blowing right past the NHP cars. Finally fate played a hand. A large puff of smoke appeared and the driver pulled to the shoulder with a blown engine!

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